Mary Harville, president and CEO, Kentucky Lottery Corp, was selected as one of the 2022 Most Admired CEOs in Louisville. In recognition of her outstanding work in the past two years since assuming the top spot, Harville has also been given a contract extension by the KLC board of directors to see her continue in her role through the end of 2026.
In listing the criteria for the award, staff members at Business First wrote, “An outstanding CEO is an innovator, standard-bearer, role model and exceptional leader. Their contributions impact the company they head as well as the community in which they serve. A commitment to financial success, quality, workplace wellness, diversity, and philanthropy are hallmarks of an exceptional and admired chief executive”.
As was said in Harville’s nomination, “The mission of the Kentucky Lottery is to fund scholarships for Kentucky college students attending Kentucky schools in the hope that our best and brightest students will stay right here in the Commonwealth to attend college and start their careers. As Kentucky Lottery President and CEO, Mary Harville is a proud Kentuckian who chose that path and is now making a difference in the lives of others. Mary’s unique leadership style of combining collaboration, connection, and compassion, brings our employees, retailers, and other stakeholders together to support us in our mission and generate tremendous results.”
Harville’s accomplishment will be featured as part of the Most Admired CEOs and Business Impact Awards dinner scheduled for November 17 in Louisville, and she will also be featured in a special section in the November 18 issue of Business First and on their website.